United States Senate election in Connecticut, 1988

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United States Senate election in Connecticut, 1988
1982 ←
November 8, 1988 → 1994

  Joe Lieberman 2008.jpg Lweicker.jpg
Nominee Joe Lieberman Lowell Weicker
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 688,499 678,454
Percentage 49.8% 49.0%

U.S. Senator before election

Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

Elected U.S. Senator

Joe Lieberman

The 1988 United States Senate election in Connecticut took place on November 8, 1988. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. ran for re-election to a fourth term, but was defeated by Democrat Joe Lieberman.

Major candidates[edit]




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Lieberman 688,499 49.8%
Republican Lowell Weicker (inc.) 678,454 49.0%
Libertarian Howard A. Grayson, Jr. 12,409 0.9%
New Alliance Melissa M. Fisher 4,154 0.3%
Total votes 1,379,362 100
Democratic gain from Republican


  1. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3463